A Bibliography of the Works of Samuel Johnson
Treating His Published Works from the Beginnings to 1984 1731-1759 Volume 1
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Bibliography of the Works of Samuel Johnson by J. D. Fleeman
Book DescriptionSamuel Johnson is not only famous for his English Dictionary, and as the subject of Boswell's great biography; he was also the author of many different kinds of books - biographies, essays, literary criticism, poetry - and a regular though anonymous contributor to newspapers, magazines and to books by others. There was a little of the business of authors that he did not know, or about which he did not express a judgement. This bibliography by the distinguished Johnson scholar, the late J.D. Fleeman, records Johnson's literary output in chronological order, illuminating not only his multifarious writings but also the development of his career and reputation as a professional writer. It reveals the range of his work and the variety of his anonymous contributions (some of them first identified by Fleeman). Detailed analysis of the works examined sheds light on the practices of the 18th century book trade, and indentified editions, early and late, many of which are valuable and unjustly neglected. The bibliography also lists new editions up to 1984, the bicentenary of Johnson's death, charting the course of his posthumous literary reputation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198122692
(242mm x 167mm x 58mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author J. D. Fleeman
Bibliography of the Works of Samuel Johnson, Hardback (September 1999)
A bibliography recording Johnson's literary output in chronological order illuminating not only his multifarious writings but also the development of his career and reputation as a professional writer. It reveals the range of his work and sheds light on the practices of the 18th-century book trade.
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A scholarly edition of a work by Samuel Johnson. The edition presents an authoritative text, together with an introduction, commentary notes, and scholarly apparatus.
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